View Full Version : Is this ammo Portuguese?
March 14, 2001, 21:30
I called up J&G Sales last week to order some Malaysian 7.62 ammo. I had bought some Malaysian from a local store a few years back - it came in 200 rnd battle packs. Nice stuff. Well, all they had was linked ammo, which I didn't want to bother with, so they suggested some Portuguese. I had used Port before, very nice ammo. The Port I had purchased many years ago also came in the 200 rnd battle packs. So I ordered up 1000 rnds.
The ammo comes today. Fast delivery. It is on 20 rnd boxes, some of them re-sealed with a label that says "20 Rounds 308 WIN". I looked at the ammo, and the headstamps are either "HD 7.62" or "H1 7.62". The bullet is also non-magnetic. Anyone have any idea if this is also Port? And is it any good? The Port I have seen before was always headstamped "FNM" with, what I believe is called, the NATO cross.
I do plan on calling them tomorrow, but I thought someone here would have some ideas.
That sounds exactly like the Singaporese ammo I've got. It's OK, but I don't think it's Portuguese.
Does yours have a bit of crud around the primer and rim of the case mouth?
March 14, 2001, 23:45
It has some kind of green sealant around the primers - inconsistently applied. Can't see anything around the case mouth.
As long as it functions okay, that is fine with me.
I'll look up the headstamp for fun in Jane's next time I go past the library at work.
March 15, 2001, 00:58
I have some comming from AIM today. The ad said it is in 200 rd battle packs. The Maylaysian I got has uneven crimping with rough edges sticking out. Won't that scratch up my rifle chamber?
March 15, 2001, 06:37
I ordered some Singapore 7.62 from Dan's Ammo about 2 weeks ago. when it came it had the HD & H1 headstamp, and green Primer sealant. You have Singapore ammo. It's excellent stuff even if it is a tad warm. Good shooting ! http://www.fnfal.com/forums/biggrin.gif
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March 15, 2001, 16:25
Hirtenberger also uses an H headstamp marking. It is usually accompanied by the year though.
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March 15, 2001, 22:26
Thanks for the info. I'll get a chance in the next few weeks, hopefully, to try it out. I did look in Jane's Infantry Weapons today, could not find a match. Not surprising. The headstamps in Jane's are not comprehensive.
No date with the stamp, BTW.
March 17, 2001, 20:28
Portugese ammo is also steel core.
Marked FNM with year and NATO headstamp.
March 18, 2001, 17:48
Actually the port is steel jacket with a lead core not steel core. If it was steel core it would have some sort of paint on the tip, most likely black paint, but I am not sure if they use the same color code as the US.
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